Museum of Ice Cream

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The long wait is over as I finally got the chance to visit the Museum of Ice Cream!!! I love ice cream so much that I dressed up as one! Teehee. To everyone else that hasn’t gotten a chance to go yet, they just opened a new one in SF. You should definitely try to go! It’s probably the third happiest place on Earth in my books! The rules are pretty simple in this museum, you get a treat in every room you go into, you have loads of fun, you get to to dance around and sing a long with cool jams and you get to make new friends! They have the best employees. Everyone has a great personality and dances with you. We weren’t allowed to touch the hanging bananas and the black cones but other than that, you can pretty much touch everything. They also have a few cameras where you can take pics with your friends. My favorite room is probably the sprinkles pool – which is at the very end of the museum. I didn’t get to take a lot of photos as we didn’t have enough time. Also, when you go to each room – remember that you cannot go backwards so take your time!!! It’s a fun place to go on a date, go out with your friends or family or to be honest to go by yourself. I wish they sell more tickets because I’d definitely go again.

What do you guys think about my ice cream outfit? I pretty much wore a white tulle top and a brown fitted skirt for the cone and made a cherry headband.

XOXO,

Joy

TWOOBS IS BETTER THAN ONE

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I’m a true believer that when women support each other, incredible things happen. Some of you may know that my bestie, Jessika and I started our own mermaid line, Secretly A Mermaid almost a year ago and it has been a fun, nerve wracking, crazy, glitter filled kind of year ever since. There are a couple of times that we’ve wanted to give up as we’ve realized that start ups aren’t easy but there’s many times that we are filled with joy as we are blessed enough to be able to do what we like to do best: which is pretty much everything – from designing, modeling, sewing, bloggging, advertising our own stuff, creating, expressing ourselves and networking.

And it’s times like this when we get to partner with different brands like TWOOBS that we’re even more excited than ever that we get to work with rad brands who slays around the world! They are Australian based super cool, glittery shoes that you can pretty much wear everywhere and ships world wide. They’re super light weight and fun! They even come with these cool glittery bag that you can use as your own clutch. I don’t think I’ve ever been obsessed with any pair of shoes than these!

Also, did you know that around one in four startups is founded by a female? Which is weird when you think about the fact that one in two humans is a female. This is why TWOOBS pass some of their profits to other startups run by female entrepreneurs. Every time you buy a pair of TWOOBS, you are not only scoring a super rad pair of shoes, you’re also helping a female start their own business. So go on their website now and check these babies out! 😉

TOP: Secretly A Mermaid

Shorts: Zara

Shoes: TWOOBS

XOXO,

Joy

 

 

Shine Bright

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Sometimes you meet people who want to make art and then you meet people who have to do it because if they dont, they go crazy.

Which one are you? I would like to say that I belong on the latter half. Most of the time when I meet people who ask me what do I do on my free time,

I normally say “creating, shooting, modeling, sewing, designing” and they go “wait, isn’t that your job? what do you do on your free time?”

And literally that’s what I do on my free time. I go to different places with my friends and blog about our adventures and make outfits for them.

I’ve been working as a fashion designer for five years. My job isn’t as glamorous as what people see on TV. Since I’ve worked for companies that

sell to the mass market, a lot of times are designs have to be toned down and sellable; therefore, I needed a creative outlet. Everyday I sit in front of my

computer thinking about all the different outfits I can create, multiple places I can visit that I’ve never been in before. As few weeks ago, StreetMeetLA

announced that they will be hosting their fairy lights meet. Instantly, I was inspired to make a see through outfit made out of plastic with patches on them

on top of Secretly A Mermaid’s newest two piece set because I just imagined how creative it will look with the fairy lights. I was so happy on how it turned out.

On my next few blog posts, I am going to start sharing how I make my outfits step by step —> comment below if you like that idea. I cant wait to make another

outfit and be creative again.

XOXO,

Joy

 

Winter Is Here

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Happy Game of Thrones Season Premiere Night! If you didn’t already know, GOT is one of my favorite shows in the whole entire world that I decided to make an outfit inspired from one of my favorite characters, Daenerys Targaryen. If you have not seen Game of Thrones, you definitely should start watching and if you’re fanatic like me, how did you guys like the season premiere? And what did you think about this outfit?

XOXO,

Joy

 

 

 

All of the Stars

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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE!!! Thanking and saluting all the men and women who’ve protected our freedom and defended our independence. I made a 4th of July inspired body suit to for today’s festivities. I’m currently in the middle of moving and will be getting ready soon to go to a BBQ/pool party and to tailgate and watch fireworks at the Rose Bowl. I cannot wait!!! How’s everyone celebrating today?

XOXO,

Joy

Stardust

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Happy Summer! I’ve heard that there are two kinds of people: the ones who really love summer and just want to stay out under the sun all day everyday and the ones that really dislike the heat. I would like to think that I fall in between. I love summer so much and all the fun it brings in between: bumming at the beach, camping, bike rides, hiking, summer concerts, festivals and so on. But at the same time I also can’t stand the heat and I feel like I actually have to bring an umbrella with me everywhere I go.

For this shoot, I dragged one of my favorite photographers, Eddie with me to Valley of Fire to have a desert photo shoot with me and my girlfriends. I made a long, flowy metallic dress and wanted to create a futuristic look. This probably one of my favorite shoots so far as going there is actually pretty worth it. Valley of Fire is an amazing place. It looks like Mars and I plan to go back there maybe for fall as we didn’t have enough time to venture out and see everything.

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I also made another outfit for the Neon Museum. I made a matching crop top and fitted skirt made out of metallic silver knit. It was another hot day again but we learned so much about the history of all the neon signs that was donated there from all over the world.

Anyone else excited for summer?

XOXO,

Joy

Castle On The Hill

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Have you guys ever been to Knapp’s Castle at Santa Barbara? It’s a landmark ruined mansion in the Santa Ynez Mountains. It’s only 1/2 a mile to get to the castle before you park. I didn’t get to take any pictures of the actual castle as my phone was broken at that time but the view was breathtaking. If you haven’t gotten a chance to visit, you should definitely do so. When I went to do a photoshoot there with a friend, we actually became part of a proposal. It was one of the cutest and sweetest things ever. A guy asked his friends from Sacramento to help him propose to his girlfriend by using their van and carrying their couch all the way to Knapp’s Castle. The “couch” has been an iconic part of their relationship where a lot of their first kiss, arguments, asking her out to be his girlfriend has happened. We had to hide along with the rest of all the people who were there when his girlfriends came and came out as soon as she said yes to his proposal. I couldn’t help myself and cried out of joy.

Luckily, before I had to hide for the proposal, I got to do a few test shots because as soon as we finished the ranger came and kicked us out. I was a little bummed because we didn’t get to shoot more but at the same time my heart was happy knowing that I got to be part of something special. For this look, I made a see through tulle white dress. I thought it would go well with the whole castle background but we didn’t get to shoot the whole thing.

What do you guys think about this outfit?

XOXO,

Joy

HMU: Celina Magana

Photographer: Makoa